Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Luongo gives birth to Bieksa’ vs. ‘Good night Detroit’

Introducing the Unreal Canucks GIF Tournament, a quest to determine which Canucks GIF is the greatest in existence. We’ve narrowed it down to 32 candidates, divided into four divisions then seeded, one through eight. Now we need your help. An important note: this isn’t just something to do while the players and the owners waste time bickering over who should get what’s left of the money they’re burning — it’s also a super-important initiative. After all, if we don’t do this, how else will we know? AND WE MUST KNOW.



(2) We call this gif LUONGO GIVES BIRTH TO BIEKSA.

What makes Roberto Luongo such a good goaltender? Why, it’s the ability to lean back, and pop out another defenceman whenever he needs a little extra help clearing the crease. This gif features the triumphant birth of Kevin Bieksa, not a moment too soon.

(7) We call this gif GOOD NIGHT DETROIT.

Can you believe there was a time when Roberto Luongo didn’t have a sense of humour? This is his romantic gesture to the Detroit crowd the night he ended their record home winning streak in a shootout. Sure, it’s a moment of pure, unadulterated trolling, but it’s also perfect. First, there’s the drop to one-knee. I love you, Detroit, I imagine he says. Then the rise, which is almost as funny. There, I said it. Now, don’t you have something to say to me?


OKAY. Now let’s vote.

Voting closes at midnight.




  1. the olde coot
    December 5, 2012

    visual ostinato

    the lousy lockout’s come to this
    a tournament of goofy gifs
    tonight another game i’ll miss
    and watch instead these optic riffs

    and from each two i am to choose
    the being better of the pair
    for one will win as one must lose
    and odd it is that folks shall care

    in fact i trow as time goes on
    piquing of interest needs occur
    and much furor o’er one that’s gone
    forsooth for failure to concur

    from thirty two on down to one
    thanks to mooney and skeeter dan
    this should become a lot of fun
    for each beleaguered hockey fan

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  2. TubaNat
    December 5, 2012

    The Goodnight Detroit moment is probably how I’ll forever remember Luongo – a fantastic finish on what was probably (and unfortunately given the end result) the most satisfying game of the season. That and beating the Bs.

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